Tag Archives: binge drinking

Economic Status Early in Life May Influence Smoking, Drinking Patterns

Young adults who grew up in poverty are more likely to smoke than their peers who grew up in more economically secure homes, but they are less likely to binge drink, a new study suggests. …

Family Warnings About Binge Drinking Can Influence College Students’ Alcohol Use

College students who hear warnings about binge drinking from family or friends are more likely to be concerned about their own alcohol use, compared with their classmates who don’t hear such advice, a new study suggests. …

More Americans Engage in Heavy Drinking, CDC Finds

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds an increase in the percentage of adults who had five or more drinks in one day at least once in the past year. The prevalence of adult smoking remained unchanged in most age groups, but declined among young adults. …

College Binge Drinking More Likely Among Female Students Than Males

Female college students are more likely than their male peers to drink more alcohol than is recommended by government guidelines, Harvard University researchers have found. …

Colleges Work Together To Reduce Binge Drinking

Colleges that are part of a national program to reduce binge drinking among students say the first two years have been productive. More schools will join the initiative in June. …

Heavy Drinking Throughout College Could Increase Heart Attack Risk, Study Finds

Four years of heavy drinking between the ages of 18 and 25 could permanently increase the risk of heart attack and stroke, a new study suggests. …

Binge Drinking Costs Billions in Wisconsin, Study Finds

A new study calculates binge drinking cost Wisconsin $6.8 billion last year. Easy availability of alcohol, combined with low alcohol taxes, has contributed to high rates of alcohol use in the state, NPR reports. …

Study Links Lower Drinking Age With Increased Risk of Binge Drinking

The ability to legally buy alcohol before age 21 is associated with an increased risk of binge drinking later in life, a new study suggests. The study included more than 39,000 people who started drinking in the 1970s, when some states allowed people as young as 18 to purchase alcohol. …

Rodent Study Explains Link between Binge Drinking and Type 2 Diabetes

A new study in rats explains the link between binge drinking and the increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. …

New Category of “Alcohol Use Disorder” May Not Improve Alcoholism Diagnosis

The soon-to-be-released update of psychiatry’s diagnostic manual, DSM-5, combines problem drinking and alcoholism into a single condition known as “alcohol use disorder.” A new study suggests these changes may not improve the diagnosis of alcoholism, Time.com reports. …